The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Banking in contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Banking over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Banking
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 5 9 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -6  
Contract jobs citing Banking 60 14 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 26.43% 11.48% 23.28%
As % of the General category 42.55% 28.00% 52.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 12 21
Median daily rate £413 £269 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.48% +51.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £122 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £323 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £424 £425
% change year-on-year -0.94% -0.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.96 £10.44 £10.44
% change year-on-year +24.16% -  

Banking is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 141 50 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 62.11% 40.98% 43.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 27 30
Median daily rate £411 £300 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.08% +71.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £108 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.92% +30.00%  

Banking
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Banking as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

Job vacancy trend for Banking in Northern Ireland

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Banking in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Banking in Northern Ireland

Banking
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Banking in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Banking in Northern Ireland

Banking
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Banking in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Banking in Northern Ireland

Banking
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Banking within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +5 52 £413 +53.48% 4
Banking
UK

Banking
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Banking also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Banking.

1 77 (78.57%) Finance
2 43 (43.88%) SQL
3 39 (39.80%) Unix
4 36 (36.73%) Linux
5 35 (35.71%) Front Office
6 33 (33.67%) Multithreading
7 32 (32.65%) Java
8 29 (29.59%) C++
8 29 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (25.51%) OOP
10 23 (23.47%) FIX Protocol
11 22 (22.45%) Investment Banking
12 19 (19.39%) Equities
12 19 (19.39%) C#
12 19 (19.39%) Market Making
13 18 (18.37%) Low Latency
14 17 (17.35%) OOA/OOD
15 16 (16.33%) OO
15 16 (16.33%) Degree
16 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 12 (12.24%) Equity Derivative
17 12 (12.24%) Oracle
17 12 (12.24%) Relational Database
17 12 (12.24%) QA
18 11 (11.22%) Virtual Team
18 11 (11.22%) Web Services
18 11 (11.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
19 10 (10.20%) Juniper
19 10 (10.20%) Cisco
19 10 (10.20%) Python

Banking
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) BGP
1 9 (9.18%) EIGRP
1 9 (9.18%) OSPF
2 4 (4.08%) FIX Connectivity
3 1 (1.02%) NAS
3 1 (1.02%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.24%) Relational Database
3 10 (10.20%) KDB
4 7 (7.14%) Kdb+
4 7 (7.14%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.08%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.06%) DB2
7 1 (1.02%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.02%) MS Access
7 1 (1.02%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.04%) LoadRunner
1 2 (2.04%) Selenium
2 1 (1.02%) CppUnit
2 1 (1.02%) JUnit
2 1 (1.02%) NUnit
2 1 (1.02%) TestNG
2 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 77 (78.57%) Finance
2 35 (35.71%) Front Office
3 22 (22.45%) Investment Banking
4 8 (8.16%) Retail
4 8 (8.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (63.27%) Developer
2 32 (32.65%) Senior Developer
3 22 (22.45%) Java Developer
4 20 (20.41%) C++ Developer
4 20 (20.41%) Senior Java Developer
5 14 (14.29%) Analyst
6 13 (13.27%) Lead Developer
7 10 (10.20%) Senior C++ Developer
7 10 (10.20%) Test Analyst
8 9 (9.18%) Banking Analyst
8 9 (9.18%) Design Engineer
8 9 (9.18%) Network Design Engineer
8 9 (9.18%) SQL Developer
9 8 (8.16%) C# Developer
9 8 (8.16%) Senior SQL Developer
10 7 (7.14%) KDB Developer
11 6 (6.12%) Technical Developer
11 6 (6.12%) Technical Leader
12 5 (5.10%) Network Engineer
12 5 (5.10%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (23.47%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (11.22%) Web Services
3 8 (8.16%) .NET
3 8 (8.16%) .NET Framework
3 8 (8.16%) ADO.NET
3 8 (8.16%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (8.16%) JSON
3 8 (8.16%) RESTful
3 8 (8.16%) WCF
3 8 (8.16%) WF
3 8 (8.16%) WPF
4 3 (3.06%) XML
5 2 (2.04%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Equities
2 12 (12.24%) Equity Derivative
3 11 (11.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (11.22%) Virtual Team
4 8 (8.16%) Algorithms
4 8 (8.16%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.10%) Fixed Income
6 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.02%) Replication
7 1 (1.02%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.02%) User Experience
7 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.80%) Unix
2 36 (36.73%) Linux
3 5 (5.10%) Solaris
4 2 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Multithreading
2 29 (29.59%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (25.51%) OOP
4 19 (19.39%) Market Making
5 18 (18.37%) Low Latency
6 17 (17.35%) OOA/OOD
7 16 (16.33%) OO
8 10 (10.20%) Manual Testing
8 10 (10.20%) TDD
9 9 (9.18%) BDD
9 9 (9.18%) Network Design
9 9 (9.18%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (9.18%) OOD
9 9 (9.18%) Project Management
9 9 (9.18%) Scrum
10 8 (8.16%) Mathematics
10 8 (8.16%) Memory Management
10 8 (8.16%) SOA
11 7 (7.14%) Data Validation
11 7 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 43 (43.88%) SQL
2 32 (32.65%) Java
3 29 (29.59%) C++
4 19 (19.39%) C#
5 10 (10.20%) Python
6 9 (9.18%) PL/SQL
7 5 (5.10%) Korn
7 5 (5.10%) Perl
8 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.06%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.04%) VBScript
11 1 (1.02%) C
11 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.02%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (16.33%) Degree
2 4 (4.08%) CCNP
2 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.04%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.24%) QA
2 2 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.02%) XenApp
1 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.02%) AppManager
Vendors
1 12 (12.24%) Oracle
2 10 (10.20%) Arista
2 10 (10.20%) Cisco
2 10 (10.20%) Juniper
3 9 (9.18%) Sybase
4 4 (4.08%) Bloomberg
4 4 (4.08%) Fidessa
4 4 (4.08%) NYFIX
5 3 (3.06%) Ab Initio
6 2 (2.04%) VMware
7 1 (1.02%) Avaya
7 1 (1.02%) Citrix
7 1 (1.02%) HP
7 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.02%) Sun
7 1 (1.02%) Wyse
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